October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries each year in the United States, and almost half of all eye injuries occur in the home. While some injuries are unavoidable, wearing protective eyewear during home-based activities can help prevent 90% of all eye injuries.
If you suffer an eye injury, it's important to have the injury examined as soon as possible, even if it seems minor. Click HERE for eye injury prevention tips, facts, and myths from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and be sure to ask our optical department at Thomas Eye Group about protective sports eyewear for children and adults.